Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
Peeking into a neutron star Nathalie Degenaar 19 October 2016
The formation and dynamics of supermassive black hole Davide Fiacconi 19 October 2016
Effect of diffuse background in spatially-resolved star-formation studies Nimisha Kumari 12 October 2016
A dipole on the sky: hypervelocity stars from the Large Magellanic Cloud Douglas Boubert 12 October 2016
New quasar results from the Dark Energy Survey Richard McMahon (University of Cambridge) 5 October 2016
Finding Earth-like planets Amaury Triaud 5 October 2016

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array Chris Carilli (Astrophysics, Cambridge) 20 October 2016
The role of gas flows in driving galaxy evolution: clues from the cold interstellar medium Amelie Saintonge (UCL) 13 October 2016
Star Formation in a Hard X-ray Selected AGN Sample Richard Mushotzky (University of Maryland) 6 October 2016
Hitomi and the X-ray spectrum of the Perseus Cluster Andrew Fabian 9 June 2016
Planck and the Optical Depth to Reionization George Efstathiou (IoA, Cambridge) 2 June 2016

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Strong lensing in the age of ALMA Matus Rybak (MPA) 21 October 2016
The dynamics of supermassive triple black holes in galactic nuclei Francesco Haardt (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria) 30 September 2016
Constraining halo and satellite properties with proper motions Tobias Fritz (University of Virginia) 23 September 2016
Tracing the evolution of passive galaxies at z~1.4-2 with KMOS Alessandra Beifiori (MPE Garching) 16 September 2016
Blindly Measuring the Hubble Constant (Again!) Matt Auger (IoA) 9 September 2016

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012